"Mommy, how are babies made?" Any parent who's fielded this question knows how essential a good book can be to help guide a tricky conversation. But what if your family doesn't fit the standard mold? How do you explain pregnancy and birth if your child has two moms? *It Takes Love* is for little kids in lesbian families born via donor insemination. Using simple, matter-of-fact language and bright, fun illustrations, it introduces the basics of reproduction and the concept of the donor. Both known donors and sperm banks are presented, but with a light touch. Because each family is unique, the book leaves space for parents to control the most sensitive part of their child's story. Author LL Bird is a family doctor, educator, writer, and mom. Art and design is by award winning illustrator Patrick Girouard, whose work you can see in children's books by Scholastic, Oxford University Press, Sesame Street Magazine, Highlights, and many other magazines.